The Road

The Road ★★★½

It jerks at the emotions and ramps up the depression meter to 12, with an ending that just didn’t work for me. It’s a great film that stumbles down to merely good by the time the credits show up. Otherwise, it’s grittier than the sand in their shoes and less hopeful than an afternoon with Fox News. It’s beautiful like a blizzard across an empty field, with great performances and music from Nick Cave. Still a big recommend.